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 Reservations must be received by 2359 on Wednesday, prior to the dinner.

Social hour commences at 1745.  Followed by the 1845 meeting , dinner, and speaker(s).

You will need a personal check for dinner and a credit card for cocktails (No Amex)

Dress: Gentlemen – sport coat, no tie; ladies dressy casual to informal.

We will stop reminding you once your attendance (or non-attendance) is recorded, so, if you get multiple mailings, either you have not responded or your reservation is somewhere in cyberspace…. Yes, it happens…. Please re-enter your original reservation/decline.

To cancel, re-enter, or change your reservation, simply click on the reservation box above PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT ON THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE DINNER and enter your preferences. That will overwrite your previous reservation and generate a new confirmation. 

Cancellations after the cut-off date and no-shows will be billed the full dinner amount

Close the reservations window after your reservation is confirmed on your screen.

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Lee Coast Chapter, MOAA –  Event Calendar

Dinner meetings at Crown Colony.  Board meetings not in conjunction with a dinner meeting are at  FGCU, Marieb Hall, 4th Floor Conference Room



14 – 0900 Chapter Board Meeting  

          1030 Foundation Board Meeting


31 – (Thur)1130  Summer Luncheon at The Lighthouse Restaurant, (Port Comfort)


27 – 0900 Chapter Board Meeting  

           1000 Foundation Board Meeting  


11– 1055 – Veterans Day Ceremony, Sanibel City Hall

13– 1700 – Chapter Board Meeting

      1745 – Chapter Dinner at Crown Colony – Speaker: Dr. Noneen O’Rafferty (addressing aging, wellness and some common issues)


11– 1700 – Chapter Board Meeting

      1745 – Chapter Dinner at Crown Colony – Speaker: BG Edward Dyer (Homebase 2nd in command, under General Franks)



Last date for payment at of current year dues.  Members may be dropped from rolls thereafter.

15 – 1700 – Chapter Board Meeting

        1745 – Chapter Dinner at Crown Colony – Speaker:  Robert Cacciopo, The Florida Repertory Theater

 260900 Chapter Board Meeting  

         1000 Foundation Board Meeting


10 – Appointment of Nominating Committee (Three members, two of which do not hold elective office)

12 – 1700 – Chapter Board Meeting

       1745 – Chapter Dinner at Crown Colony – Speaker:

26 – Proposed Slate of Directors to Recording Secretary (Chapter & Foundation)

28 – Nominating Committee Report (Slate of Officers) to Recording Secretary (Who will post on website)


10 – Notification of Annual Foundation Meeting Posted on Website

 12 –1700 – Chapter Board Meeting

       1745 – Chapter Dinner Meeting – Election of Officers

       Speaker:  Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott

25 – Notification of Annual Chapter Meeting Posted on Website and sent by email.


10 – 1700 – Chapter Board Meeting

       1745 – Chapter Dinner and Annual Meeting (Chapter &   Foundation) – Installation of Officers & Directors, Treasurer’s Report & Annual Dues Notification for next Fiscal Year

      Speaker: Norman Love (Of Chocolate Fame!)

11 – Lee Coast MOAA Annual Golf Outing at Shell Point.

20 (or 27) – 0900 Chapter Board Meeting  

                           1000 Foundation Board Meeting


First day new fiscal year, dues may be paid


1 – 3  Lee Coast Chapter hosts FCOC Conference

2018 Lee Coast MOAA Golf

Outing  — Click Here


Board of Directors for FY 2017-18

MOAA Chapter:  President – Brigitte Belanger; Immediate Past President & Dinner Reservations Chair -Jeff Nichols; Vice President – Terry Robertson Treasurer – Alex MacKenzie; Recording Secretary – Chris Crowley; Corresponding Secretary – Steve Epkins; Membership – Jeff Nichols ; Public Affairs – Corky Boyd; Special Events Co-chair – Doug Quelch; Auxiliary Activities – Mary Bondurant; Directors at Large – John Bathke, Jim Dozier, Doug Quench,  Special Events Co-chair, MOAA Liaison, Community Liaison & Legislative Chair – Roger Triftshauser, Fred Bondurant (Newsletter).

Lee Coast Chapter of MOAA Foundation, Inc.  President – Brigitte Belanger; Vice President  -Terry Robertson; Recording Secretary – Chris Crowley; Corresponding Secretary – Steve Epkinsy; Treasurer – Alex MacKenzie; Directors at large – John Bathke; Mr Bob Gillette; Doug Quelch; Karon Rathgeber;  Rick Morris, Rodger Triftshauser, Dr. Chris Wright-Isak, Mr. Cecil Pendergrass, Fred Bondurant and Immediate Past President Jeff Nichols.

Boards Meet at:  FGCU, Marieb Hall 402.

Non-Board Member Committee Chairs

Chaplain, Woody Stemple; WebMaster, Rodger Bunnell


Chapter Dues – $25.00/yr.  Payable May thru November

Chapter dues of $25 are payable each May, and it’s a renewals only policy. Pay if you want to continue membership. New members are charged dues in May after they first attend, and membership is dropped if unpaid by November. Please respond directly — with a check, preferably — to Lee Coast MOAA, PO Box 682, Sanibel, FL 33957.

Nametags are $10.00 each. They are specially made and must be paid for by check when you join. Every member and attending spouse is requested to wear one. $10 per tag is the chapter’s cost.

 How to Contact Lee Coast Chapter, MOAA

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Click here to send a personal note to the chapter president only

Click here to email the Lee Coast MOAA Chapter admin – Secretary, Treasurer etc.)

Snail Mail: Lee Coast MOAA, PO Box 682, Sanibel, FL 33957

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MOAA Websites – Use “BACK” to return to the Lee Coast MOAA Website

National MOAA Website: www.moaa.org

Florida MOAA Chapters Council Website: http://www.moaafl.org

Florida Military Message Center: http://www.moaafl.org/FMMC/

Florida Council of Chapters Newsletter: www.moaafl.org/Communique

Naples Chapter Website: www.moaswfl.echapters.com

Dinner Info & Driving Directions

Dinner Information: Social hour begins at 1745, Dinner at 1845. Dinner is $30.00 per diner. The chapter is not equipped to process credit cards and Crown Colony is not able to process cash, so please bring BOTH — a check for dinner and a Visa or Mastercard for the bar. No AMEX, please.

Please wear your MOAA name badge. Seating is first-come first choice. There is no reserved seating.

Directions to Crown Colony: Crown Colony is on the left hand side of Winkler Road, about 3/8ths of a mile south of the Summerlin & Winkler light. Security is tight, so you must give your name at the gate, present your driver’s license, and be on the guest list to be admitted. Follow signs to the clubhouse — about a mile. Plenty of parking.

Lee Coast Chapter, MOAA Bylaws

Click here to read the Chapter  and Foundation Bylaws

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